name
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Old English nama; akin to Old High German namo name, Latin nomen, Greek onoma, onyma Date: before 12th century 1. a. a word or phrase that constitutes the distinctive designation of a person or thing b. a word or symbol used in logic to designate an entity 2. a descriptive often disparaging epithet <
called him names
>
3. a. reputation <
gave the town a bad name
>
b. an illustrious record ; fame <
made a name for himself in golf
>
c. a person or thing with a reputation 4. family, clan 5. appearance as opposed to reality <
a friend in name only
>
6. one referred to by a name <
praise his holy name
>
II. transitive verb (named; naming) Date: before 12th century 1. to give a name to ; call 2. a. to mention or identify by name <
refused to name a suspect
>
b. to accuse by name 3. to nominate for office ; appoint 4. to decide on ; choose <
name the day for the wedding
>
5. to mention explicitly ; specify <
unwilling to name a price
>
namer noun III. adjective Date: 1598 1. of, relating to, or bearing a name <
name tags
>
2. appearing in the name of a literary or theatrical production 3. a. having an established reputation b. featuring celebrities

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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